2019 Subaru Forester Trim Levels: Premium vs. Limited vs. Sport

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2019 Subaru Forester

Named the "Most Trusted Brand" by Kelley Blue Book four years in a row, Subaru has engineered the 2019 Subaru Forester for the road ahead. This family SUV combines comfort and functionality to tackle your daily to-do list. Explore the 2019 Subaru Forester inventory at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL, to find the Forester trim option that fits your lifestyle. If you have any questions, please contact a Grand Subaru representative at (888) 940-3934 or fill out our online form.

2019 Subaru Forester Premium vs. Sport vs. Limited: Similarities

The 2019 Subaru Forester has five trim levels to choose from, covering a wide range of amenities and creature comforts. Three trims in particular - the Forester Premium, Sport, and Limited trims - are fairly similar in design and price. To help make your SUV decision easy, our experts took a closer look at each model. Some key features found in all Forester trims can be viewed below.

  • 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks
  • Dual front-row USB ports
  • EyeSight® driver assist technology
  • Instrument cluster 4.2-in. color LCD display
  • Rear-vision camera
  • STARLINK™ 6.5-in. multimedia plus

2019 Subaru Forester parked outside of a cabin

2019 Subaru Forester Premium vs. Sport vs. Limited: Differences

While the Forester Premium, Sport, and Limited trims all build off the 2019 Forester base model, each SUV offers something unique depending on your preferences. The trims even offer different packages, ranging from additional safety to comfort and convenience features. View the differences between these 2019 Subaru Forester models below.

Forester Premium

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability
  • Hill descent control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shifter handle
  • LED headlights
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Raised roof rails & spoiler
  • STARLINK™ safety & security
  • X-MODE®
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Forester Sport

Premium features plus:

  • Body-color folding side mirrors w/ integrated turn signals
  • Heated front seats
  • High beam assist
  • Keyless access w/ push button start & PIN-code access
  • Power rear gate
  • Sport cloth upholstery w/ orange stitching
  • Windshield wiper de-icer & heated side mirrors
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Forester Limited

Sport features plus:

  • Blind-spot detection/rear cross-traffic alert
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • STARLINK™ 8-in. multimedia plus
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Forester Touring:

Forester Base:

Incentives & Price Difference

The 2019 Subaru Forester is affordable comfort and functionality that lasts a lifetime. Check out our Subaru incentives and Forester lease deals to see how you can take home this family SUV today. With so many trim levels to choose from, there's a Forester for every price point. See the 2019 Subaru Forester trim price differences below.

  • Forester Premium - starting at $26,695 MSRP
  • Forester Sport - starting at $28,795 MSRP
  • Forester Limited - starting at $30,795 MSRP

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Schedule a Test Drive

Experience the Forester advantage with the all-new Subaru Forester! Browse our extensive 2019 Subaru Forester inventory to find the model for you, then schedule a test drive at Grand Subaru near Chicago, IL. To learn more about the 2019 Subaru Forester Premium vs. Sport vs. Limited, get in touch with a Grand Subaru specialist by calling (888) 940-3934 or fill out our online form.

2018 Subaru Forester Trims Comparison

You've narrowed your new SUV search down to the 2018 Subaru Forester. Great decision! You'll find that there's a lot to love with every trim option for the new Forester at Grand Subaru near Chicago. However, you have to decide on a trim package before you drive your new SUV off our dealership. Learn more about key differences between the six trim levels below, and then contact a product specialist by calling (888) 840-3934 to schedule a test drive, or check out the lease offer for the all new 2018 Subaru Forester.

2018 Subaru Forester driving on a city road

2018 Subaru Forester Trim Package Overview

Which Subaru Forester has the comfort and convenience features to upgrade your daily drive? The 2.5i package offers advanced connected technology and safety systems, but the 2.5i Touring trim level goes a step further with unique design elements and interior amenities. Key features for each of the six trim packages available with the 2018 Subaru Forester include:

2018 Subaru Forester
Trim Packages


Special Features


2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i


  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia system
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control 
  • Bluetooth® with USB and iPod connection

2.5i Premium

2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium


    2.5i package plus:

  • Power-tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof
  • 17-in. aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Automatic climate control system
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ safety and security
  • Available power rear gate 
  • Available EyeSight® Drive Assist Technology

2.5i Limited

2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited


    2.5i Premium package plus:

  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • All-Weather Package including heated front seats
  • Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Power Rear Gate
  • Fog lights 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

2.5i Touring

2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring


    2.5i Limited package plus:

  • 18-in. aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-way power driver's seat with memory function
  • One-touch folding rear seatback 
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights

2.0XT Premium

2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium


    2.5i Premium package plus:

  • Turbocharged 250-HP SUBARU BOXER® engine
  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • Sport design front fascia
  • All-Weather Package with heated front seats 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

2.0XT Touring

2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring


    2.0XT Premium package plus:

  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power driver's seat with memory function
  • One-touch folding rear seatback 
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights

Get the best Internet price on a new Subaru Forester at Grand!

Have you settled on a trim package for a new Subaru Forester? Visit the new SUV inventory at Grand Subaru near Chicago to find the exact model you want in the color you're looking for. Once you have decided on the trim level and color, get in touch with a product specialist at our Subaru dealership. Our team will work with you to ensure that you qualify for every incentive you're eligible for, and get our best Internet price! Schedule a test drive through our appointment form, or give us a call at (888) 840-3934 to get into your new Forester today!

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